Add Your PerspectiveNovember 22, 2011
I don’t stray off topic often, but occasionally I do — with a warning like this one. This post is about BELawsuit.com rather than negotiation or settlement strategy; feel free to scroll to the next post if that’s why you’re here.
On a long plane ride home from New York in 2009 I wrote about BearingPoint, Inc.’s bankruptcy filing and the next steps in the process, which ultimately led to the sale of BearingPoint’s operations memorialized in press releases here, here, here and here. This post is about More…
4 PerspectivesNovember 21, 2011
Fifteen years as a client have taught me that people don’t pay lawyers because they want to; they pay them because they have to. If you’re a lawyer in a law firm, this isn’t abstract advice for somebody else — like it or not, your clients are looking for ways to pay less for what you do. And I just found another way they will succeed.
Until recently I thought that clients’ drive for efficiency was a function of the economy, and that we’re just a recovery away from business as usual. Alternative fees are a great idea that most are afraid to implement, discounted hourly rates are as creative as most ever get, and outsourcing legal tasks to anyone other than a traditional law firm was, for all practical More…
Add Your PerspectiveApril 29, 2010
A Brief FYI for Readers Seeing This as a Post Online:
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Dear Newsletter Reader–
Welcome to another issue of Settlement Perspectives’ occasional newsletter, designed to explore even further what we usually discuss — thoughts on how to resolve disputes and get your deal done.
These newsletters are designed to deliver three things:
- A preview of upcoming posts on Settlement Perspectives;
- Recent news, comments and miscellaneous information; and
- Links to recent posts on Settlement Perspectives.
Miscellaneous News, Comments and Events
I’m happy to report a few recent developments:
10 PerspectivesMarch 30, 2010
Late last week I got the chance to present Lawsuit Settlement: 7 Ways to Get There Faster, Better and Cheaper to a great group of lawyers with a real stake in when cases settle at the Chief Litigation Officer Summit in Miami. It’s always rewarding to speak with an audience that understands — and cares about — the topic, and this group of senior in-house lawyers reminded me why.
The PowerPoint, with Hyperlinks (and Directions)
After last week’s presentation I promised a few of the attendees I’d post a PowerPoint version of More…